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Smurfit Kappa Acquires Liner Bag Plant, Pusa Pack, in Spain

Pusa Pack Pusa Pack operates a bag-in-box packaging plant that specialises in the manufacture of large-capacity flexible bags sized from 200 to 1500 litres.

Nov. 14, 2022 - Smurfit Kappa has signed an agreement to acquire Pusa Pack S.L., a bag-in-box packaging plant located in Onda, close to Castellón in the Valencian region of Spain.

Pusa Pack specialises in the manufacture of large-capacity flexible bags, sized from 200 to 1500 litres, which are used for the storage and transport of bulk food, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and other liquid and semi-liquid products.

Pusa Pack will be integrated into Smurfit Kappa's Bag-in-Box operations in Spain.

"Heavy-duty packaging is evolving towards more environmentally friendly solutions," said Thierry Minaud, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box. "We increasingly see the trend of companies moving away from plastic or stainless steel intermediate bulk containers (IBC) in favour of much more sustainable corrugated solutions which have a considerably lower carbon footprint.

"It makes perfect sense — if we compare a Smurfit Kappa IBC made of fully recyclable, biodegradable and renewable corrugated with a rigid plastic container, we see an 87% reduction in plastic weight, significant supply chain optimisation, elimination of cleaning requirements and shelf-life extension for the product when aseptic filling technology is applied," Minaud explained.

Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box has been active in the heavy-duty packaging market since 2002 supplying high quality large-capacity bags and corrugated cardboard containers through its sales office in Liquiwell, Germany.

Based in Dublin, Ireland, Smurfit Kappa is one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging solutions in the world. To learn more, visit:

SOURCE: Smurfit Kappa

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